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How to Stay Safe When Waiting for 24 Hour Towing

February 8, 2017

Staying Safe While Waiting for 24 Hour Towing

Your car breaking down never seems to happen at a convenient time. If you are alone and your car breaks down in the evening or at night, it can be a bit nerve-wracking to wait for a 24 hour towing service. At Terry’s Auto Service & Towing, we want you to be as safe as possible while waiting for our car towing services to arrive. Here are a few ways you can stay safe while waiting for a 24 hour towing service at night alone.

 

Find a Safe Location

 

If you can tell something is urgently wrong with your vehicle when you are driving, you should pull over as soon as you can. Remain calm and pull over to the side of the road to avoid affecting traffic. There are different ways to stay safe while waiting for 24 hour towing depending on where you had to pull over. If you are stuck on the side of a busy highway, for example, you should stay in your car with your seat belt on until help arrives.

 

If you need to get out of your car, the safest way to exit is to crawl over to the passenger side and leave through that door. This prevents you from having to open your door into traffic and reduces your chances of getting injured by another car.

 

Make Your Car Visible

 

Waiting for a 24 hour towing service at night means the technician coming may need help seeing your vehicle. If your car still has power, turn on your hazard lights while it sits on the side of the road. The team at Terry’s Auto Service & Towing suggest having an emergency kit in your car with reflectors or cones that you can set out around your car to help your visibility as well.

 

Being more visible is not just for the 24 hour towing technician to be able to find you, however. Higher visibility also helps the other drivers to know where you are, which will keep everyone safer.

 

Know Who is Coming to Help

 

It can be scary to wait for help by yourself at night. When you call a reputable 24 hour towing service, don’t hesitate to ask for identifying details about who is coming to help. A name and the general description of the appearance of the technician sent to help can help you confirm their identity before you get out of your car.

 

24 Hour Towing from Terry’s Auto

 

If you live in the Springfield, Missouri, area and are looking for a reputable car towing service, Terry’s Auto Service & Towing is here to help! Our experienced team of technicians will help get you and your car to a safe place. Check out all of the services we provide on the Terry’s Auto website, or call us for more information today!

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